Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wandering Jew Propagation

This Wandering Jew plant is starting to get tired and leggy, so I took some cuttings. In my experience, this is the easiest plant to propagate.

Just take a 2-3 inch piece, strip off all leaves except the top two and stick in water. In about a week or two you should see roots. After that pot them up.

I like to use Wandering Jew in my containers on the deck. They add a nice contrasting color and are a great trailer. I was amazed to see one in flower at the US botanical garden. It had the tiniest purple flowers. Mine have never flowered, but I do neglect them more than other house plants, so it is no surprise.

3 comments:

Jan said...

I'm amazed how easy this plant is to grow and how pretty it is with the variegated leaves. In May I'll have to get some slips again for my container outside.

tkm said...

I always thought it was a Wandering Jew. I guess I can learn something new every day!

Thorny Guy said...

I think that's a typo :) It's a wandering jew.

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